Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2080

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in GA Piedmont (uncommon or rare elsewhere)

Look for it in seasonal seepage on granitic flatrocks, and on river-scoured siliceous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Lavender-blue/Pale blue
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5 sepals
2-lipped corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow/LIght tan
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lindernia monticola   FAMILY Linderniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lindernia monticola   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-09-004:
Lindernia monticola   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968)
Lindernia saxicola

 

COMMON NAME:
Flatrock Pimpernel, Riverbank Pimpernel, False Pimpernel


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JK Marlow    jkm110416_761

April    Etowah County    AL

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JK Marlow    jkm140426_614

April    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140426_614c

April    Pickens County    SC

Sepals linear-lanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Keith Bradley    kab_l_monticola_5092

April    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

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Keith Bradley    kab_l_monticola_5097

April    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_monticola_2

April        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_lindernia_monticola

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Flowers are 2-lipped: the upper lip is 2-lobed, the bottom 3-lobed, per Guide to the Plants of Granite Outcrops.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_lindernia_monticola_4

April        

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JK Marlow    jkm060604_033

June    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm060604_040

June    Pickens County    SC

A basal rosette of half-inch elliptic leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm0507k_05

July    Greenville County    SC

Wildcat Falls Wayside Park

Leaves primarily in basal rosette, stem lvs strongly reduced upward to bracts, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm0507k_06

July    Greenville County    SC

Wildcat Falls Wayside Park

The white to violet flowers are solitary, per Guide to the Plants of Granite Outcrops.

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JK Marlow    jkm0507k_07

July    Greenville County    SC

Wildcat Falls Wayside Park